wickerwork

Lemma

wickerwork

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Work made of interlaced slender branches. 1

Nota

In the last half of the 19th century, new ways to craft the wicker covering were patented. Several used solid wood bases and one nailed the base to the rattan or willow wicker. Another patent called for strengthening the handle by a wire, around which wicker was wrapped, attached to the neck and to the shoulder of the bottle. 2

Contesto

Boys from six to sixteen are engaged as apprentices; most of them are children of very poor parents, and many are orphans. The youngest are employed in making wicker-work to cover bottles. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ˈwɪkərwɜːk] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

wicker = mid-14c., "wickerwork," from a Scandinavian source (cf. M.Swed. viker "willow branch") akin to O.N. vikja "to move, turn," Swed.vika "to bend," and related to O.E. wican "to give way, yield".

work = O.E. weorc, worc "something done, deed, action, proceeding, business, military fortification," from P.Gmc. *werkan (cf. O.S., O.Fris., Du. werk, O.N. verk, M.Du. warc, O.H.G. werah, Ger. Werk, Goth. gawaurki), from PIE base *werg- "to work". 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere

Data della scheda
Fri Oct 16 00:00:00 2009
Autore

Maria Pia Tala, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : «http://www.thefreedictionary.com/wickerwork», (11/10/2011)

2 : «http://www.bottlebooks.com/demijohn/big_bottles_big_history_
part_3.htm»
, (11/10/2011)

3 : «http://www.bottlebooks.com/demijohn/big_bottles_big_history_
part_3.htm»
, (11/10/2011)

4 : «http://dictionary.cambridge.org», (10/11/2011)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?l=w&p=7», (11/10/2011)

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